While Democrats across the country wait to hear if Hillary Clinton is going to run for president in 2016, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is preparing for a possible presidential bid, he told The Washington Post.
O’Malley has been meeting with foreign- and domestic-policy experts privately to prepare, and told the newspaper that he would make a good president “for these times especially.”
The governor is in his final term in the statewide office.
“To squander this important period of preparation because of horse-race concerns and handicapping concerns is just not a very productive use of energy,” O’Malley told the Post. “Right now, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing — the thought work and the preparation work.”
Sources told the newspaper that O’Malley wants to run for the White House in 2016, but probably won’t if Clinton runs. He was the second governor in the country to support Clinton’s 2008 run for the presidential nomination.
>>Read more of the interview with O'Malley at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/not-waiting-for-clinton-md-gov-omalley-aprepares-for...